Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Light blue comparison

Hello my lovelies! After I got Barry M Blueberry Ice Cream, I was really worried that I could have a dupe in my collection. So I gathered my light blue polishes and did a little comparison for you. Some of these polishes might look similar to the untrained eye, but to us polish lovers they are very different. Let's take a look at what we are comparing! 

I wrote the names of the polishes on the pictures so you wouldn't be confused. I always hate it when I have to scroll down to read the names of polishes in a comparison photo. I used just a base coat and no top coat for these swatches. Clicking on the names of the polishes takes you to each individual post.

  • Golden Rose 132 has a lot more grey in it and it also has a subtle, yet perceptible shimmer (especially in the sun picture). It is more of a steel blue and though it may look similar to the Barry M, it is not as bright. It's also very thin and sheer. This is 3 coats and there is still some visible nail line. 
  • Flormar 423 is a lot lighter compared to the others. Looking on a color chart, I would say it's a pale turquoise. It has a great formula and is opaque in two coats, although some visible nail line might be present.
  • Barry M Blueberry Ice Cream is very bright and it's the perfect combination between the Flormar and the OPI. It's the only one that is a true sky blue from here. 2 coats are all it needs for a vibrant and shiny result. 
  • OPI No Room For The Blues is one of my favorite blues. I has an amazing formula that makes it almost opaque in one coat. That's why I find myself using it more and more for nail art and as a base. It's darker than a sky blue and according to Wikipedia it's a shade called "dodger blue". 
in the sun
As a conclusion, these are all beautiful shades and I'm happy I have no dupes. The OPI has definitely the best formula, with the Barry M as a close second. They all dry to a shiny finish and they are all pretty durable. I hope you liked this comparison and please give me suggestions of other comparisons I could do for you! 


  1. Great comparison! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thank you Marisa! I'm so lazy when it comes to comparisons even though I have plenty of ideas.


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